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Doctor Adolfo Alejandro López Ríos

Plastic Surgery Resident at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Physician and Surgeon from the University of Antioquia, Colombia.
Specialist in Plastic Surgery from the University of Antioquia, Colombia.

After completing my studies as a specialist in plastic surgery, I began my professional practice in reconstructive plastic surgery at the Hospital San Vicente Fundación in Medellín, Colombia. Simultaneously, I started my independent practice as an aesthetic and cosmetic plastic surgeon by creating Procedimientos Quirurgicos SAS in Medellín, Colombia. I have been a professor at the University of Antioquia, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery section.
I complement my professional practice as a national and international researcher, whose learning, and experiences I put into practice every day in the office and the operating room.
I am a member of Colombian and North American scientific plastic surgery societies.
Currently, I work as a doctor training as a specialist in plastic surgery at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Medical Education

I received my Doctor of Medicine degree in 2001 from the University of Antioquia School of Medicine, Medellín, Colombia.

I had the opportunity to work as a general practitioner for eight years in rural and urban areas focused on family medicine and preventive medicine.

I returned to medical school for the Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial and Hand Surgery residency at the University of Antioquia, Colombia. I went for four years to a training that included blocks of rotations and practices in general surgery, orthopedics, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, rehabilitation and specific blocks of rotation in plastic surgery that had hand surgery, burns, trauma and reconstruction, microsurgery, cancer of the skin, breast reconstruction, pediatric cosmetic surgery. I obtained the specialist title in 2013 from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.

Since 2023, I have been a Resident Physician in the Plastic Surgery Division, of the Ottawa Hospital, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

Colombian experience in cosmetic and aesthetic plastic surgery.

I am a highly skilled plastic surgeon with experience performing various surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

I love being in direct contact and getting to know my patients, supported by my surgical medical team. In this way, I outline a plan to achieve the aesthetic objectives desired by those who contact us.

If you have questions, contact me, and I will give you extensive information.

Colombian experience in reconstructive plastic surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery.

I develop my professional practice in the reconstructive area at the Hospital San Vicente Fundación, Medellín, Colombia, a university hospital with extensive trauma management experience and a regional reference center. It has a pediatric and adult hospital. In addition, we have the essential Burn Unit in the area.

I spend part of my time as a surgeon at the hospital managing emergency plastic surgery care. Most patients are adults and children with burns, facial trauma, hand trauma, wounds, and lower limb reconstruction.

In the outpatient setting and my regular hospital visit, most patients are related to breast reconstruction, skin cancer, biopolymer treatment, and post-bariatric reconstruction.

International experience in Canada in research, surgical analysis and research coordinator.

I have supplemented my surgical practice as a plastic surgeon by working as a researcher and Research Coordinator III at the International Center for Surgical Safety, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital,Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was a Surgical Analyst associated with the Black Box Project® of Surgical Safety Technologies for four and a half years, where I contributed to developing strategies to improve the health system’s quality, especially in the area of surgery.

I apply these lessons and experiences daily in the operating room with all my patients.

Previous experience in plastic surgery

In Colombia, I have worked in different hospitals and clinics in plastic surgery services, including Hospital San Vicente Fundación, Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia; Clínica del Norte, Bello, Antioquia, Colombia and Clínica el Rosario del Tesoro in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.

I was a professor of plastic surgery from 2013 to 2019 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Antioquia, Colombia, where I shared my knowledge and experience with undergraduate students and plastic surgery residents of the Faculty of Medicine.

"Providing safe medical-surgical care of the highest quality."